Lapford  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lapford like this:

LAPFORD, a village and a parish in Crediton district, Devon. The village stands on the river Yeo and the North Devon railway, 9 miles NW of Crediton; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Morchard-Bishop, North Devon. The parish contains also Eastington hamlet, and comprises 3,819 acres. ...

Real property, £3,153. Pop., 677. Houses, 139. The surface exhibits picturesque scenery; and vantage-grounds on it command views to the Dartmoor hills. One farm lies detached, about 6 miles from the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £600. Patron, the Rev. John Vicars. The church was founded about 1288; comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel; and contains a very ancient and fine screen and rood loft. A chapel, on a farm, and degraded to the lowest of farm uses, was built in 1434, and has walls 4 feet thick, and a circular ceiling. There are chapels for Independents and Bible Christians and a recently erected school.

Lapford through time

Lapford is now part of Mid Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lapford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lapford in Mid Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th December 2021

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